China stocks dip as IPO worries eclipse MSCI hopes; Hong Kong edges up
* CSI300 -0.2 pct; SSEC -0.2 pct; HSI 0.2 pct
* Investors hopeful that China stocks will be included in MSCI
* Fresh spate of IPOs next week expected to freeze 3 trln yuan
By Samuel Shen and Kazunori Takada
SHANGHAI, May 13 (Reuters) - China stocks dipped on Wednesday as worries over a fresh spate of new share listings offset hopes that mainland shares could soon be included in the MSCI index.
MSCI Inc will announce on June 9 whether to partially include China A shares into its Emerging Markets Index, the index publisher said in a statement on Monday.
"This is a big thing for the China market," said Wang Yu, analyst at Pacific Securities Co in Beijing.
"If A shares are included, which I think is very likely, many global investors will need to increase exposure to China stocks."
After surging some 80 percent since November, China stocks have lost some traction in recent weeks on investor concerns over increasing share supplies and fears that regulators could take more action to cool the red-hot market. Continuación...